Madonna tops Forbes’ 25 Highest-Paid Musicians list
November 19, 2013 News

Madonna tops Forbes’ 25 Highest-Paid Musicians list

Forbes just posted their annual list of the top-earning musicians.

From an earnings perspective, however, there’s no question over the winner of this battle’s latest round. The honor goes to Madonna, who pulled in $125 million over the past year, making her the highest-paid musician in the world. The bulk of Madge’s millions came from the tail end of her MDNA Tour, which grossed $305 million. She augments her income with heady merchandise sales at concerts, as well as her Material Girl clothing line and Truth or Dare fragrance.

Full list…

01. Madonna – $125 million
02. Lady Gaga – $80 million
03. Bon Jovi – $79 million
04. Toby Keith – $65 million
05. Coldplay – $64 million
06. Justin Bieber – $58
07. Taylor Swift – $55
08. Elton John – $54
09. Beyoncé – $53
09. Kenny Chesney – $53
11. Sean “Diddy” Combs – $50
12. Paul McCartney – $47
13. Calvin Harris – $46
14. Jennifer Lopez – $45
15. Roger Waters – $44
16. Muse – $43
16. Rihanna – $43
18. Jay-Z – $42
19. One Direction – $42
20. Dr. Dre – $40
20. Red Hot Chili Peppers – $40
22. Rolling Stones – $39
22. Katy Perry – $39
24. Tim McGraw – $33
25. Pink – $32
25. Tiësto – $32